deepen the poverty under which the majority of their rural populations labored and exacerbated the negative impact of their activities on the environment. Poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa could also use international assistance in reforming their environmental laws and in selecting optimal strategies for environmental management. Turning to the second factor, countries in sub-Saharan Africa incurred large foreign debts in their efforts to industrialize and to provide their rapidly growing populations with modern social services. Formulating such a strategy will not be easy: In the closing years of the 20th century, virtually every country in this region is slipping on almost every index of development. The report lists 16 countries currently facing exceptional food emergenices. Tobey, "Toward a Global Effort to Protect the Earth's Biological Diversity World Development 12, no 12 (1993 World Resources Institute, note 11 above, page.
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Hirschman, Exit, Voice and Loyalty (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1990 see also. Yet, there is no conclusive evidence that Africans have been particularly oblivious to the quality of the environment, nor has the international community shown any genuine concern for it until recently. In their view, population growth can promote more intensive agricultural practices and induce more favorable attitudes toward technological and organizational innovation that will not only increase productivity but improve environmental quality as well.
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19 A Warren and M Khogali, Assessment of Desertification and Drought in the Sudano-Sahelian Region. Back to ATF Home Page). Tiffen, "Population Growth and a Sustainable Environment: The setting Analysis of The Crucible Machakos Story Environment, October 1994, 10. Reid, "How Many Species Will There Be?". The most serious mistake that many governments made was to resort to nationalization. Five of these were in East Africa (in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania while the remaining five were in West Africa, mainly in Nigeria. The present situation offers an important opportunity to redirect development strategy in ways that will not only improve the social and economic well-being of people in this region but also enhance the quality of the environment in which they live. In all of these areas, the study found that "contrary to much conventional wisdom that portrays the African smallholders as wrecking their physical resources, particularly in the face of land-intensive conditions. Such distortions, of course, are partly responsible for the economic collapse of many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Total private debt, which was zero in 1970, was more than 20 billion in 1990. Smith, "Air Pollution: Assessing Total Exposure in Developing Countries Environment, December 1988,16 26 World Resources Institute, note 11 above, page 201 27 United Nations Development Programme, Environment Natural Resources Group, The Urban Environment in Developing Countries (New York: United Nations, 1992 29. 6, by contrast, the renowned agricultural economist, Ester Boserup, and others argue that population growth need not result in such dire consequences. Widening budget deficits eroded the value of national currencies, fueled inflation, undermined peoples' real income, and encouraged excessive exploitation of natural resources to maintain even a subsistence level of existence. To avoid the land mines and confrontations with rebel soldiers, food aid is being delivered mainly by air transport, making operations even more difficult and expensive.
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